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Bread in a Bag

120 min lesson

Making bread is an art and a science.

Here’s a quick, tasty, and nutritious spread. It’s just like Nutella, but homemade.

No Cook Peppermints

45 min lesson

Peppermint is often used as flavoring in tea, ice cream, candy, chewing gum, and toothpaste. Peppermint can also be found in some shampoos and soaps. Make peppermints with your students!!

Oregon Commodity Granola

45 min lesson

This recipe was adapted from one made by the 4-H Multiologist Club, Lincoln County, Oregon 2010.

“We have been studying Oregon’s commodities. This recipe was adapted to create an energizing and healthy granola mix that incorporates many tasty products that are grown in our state. We doubled the batch and made one wheat free and one regular. We also used apricot nectar in one batch and peach nectar in the other. This is great as a snack or in a bowl with milk. YUM!” – Shelley Spangler, 4-H Multiologist Club, Newport

Besides being just plain fun, making butter is a great way to demonstrate one of the many ways food is made, as well as how liquids can be converted into solids. You can get more in depth and use the lesson to demonstrate phase change.

This lesson is a delicious way to teach students about one type of physical change that matter can under go – liquids transforming into a solid.


Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

60 min lesson

Students measure ingredients, mix liquids and solids, then observe (and taste) the results in this tasty lesson. It is an ideal way to wrap up a pumpkin unit, field trip to the pumpkin patch or to use as a math-friendly way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

In this hands-on fun activity, students learn what a soil profile looks like and the composition of soil. Students are introduced to the five soil forming factors and soil horizons.